CBS 4 Anchorman Antonio Mora Bounced!

Ex-CBS 4 anchorman Antonio Mora

CBS 4 anchorman Antonio Mora was either fired, or quit his gig mysteriously Monday (Courtesy CBS 4)

flag-exclusiveAntonio Mora, a weekday prime-time anchor at WFOR-Channel 4 in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, was let go Monday after station honchos refused to renew his contract.

The happy-go-lucky Mora, 57, was the solo anchor of the station’s 6 p.m. news.

Mora didn’t return calls to his Coral Gables home, and his page on the station’s website was taken down first thing Monday morning.

While he refused to discuss personnel matters, CBS 4 spokesman Lee Zimmerman issued this statement: “Antonio has been a valued member of the CBS4 News team throughout his five years here.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

One of Mora’s colleagues, who asked not to be named, described Mora as “a nice guy” who was known to bring cookies into the CBS affiliate’s newsroom to make everyone feel comfortable.

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Thing is: Mora also had one of South Florida cushiest jobs!

He was on-the-air for a grand total of 20 minutes a day, plus two or three 30-second cut-ins in the afternoon.

For now, Eliott Rodriguez and Shannon Hori pick up Mora’s time slot in addition to their 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. news shows.

Another newsroom source speculated that Mora may have been one of the highest-paid newsroom dwellers since he moved from the much-larger Chicago market in 2008.

Mora will be remembered for his laughing fit in 2010 after he said the word “penis” while reading a medical story:

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Comments

  1. Cashen Inn says

    What do these weather people earn per year? Also is there a site that tells what radio personalities earn in the Miami market?

  2. Cindee Sirgany says

    I am very shocked and disappointed that Antonio Mora was ‘let go’ at CBS ch 4!
    He was very good and a true professional. I felt he brought a lot to channel 4. Unfortunately, this was a bad decision on CBS ch 4’s part.
    Good Luck Antonio and God Bless.

  3. Evelyn Kraemer says

    We are snowbirds who have watched CBS news because of Antonio and were so disappointed to learn that he will no longer be bringing us the news this winter. We will have to change stations. We think Antonio is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!